• Auteur : Gillian Welch, David Rawlings
  • Album : Bare as Bone, Bright as Blood (2020)
  • Durée : 4 min 16 s

La chanteuse de bluegrass américaine Gillian Welch a publié cette chanson sur son deuxième album, Hell Among the Yearlings, sorti en 1998.

Paroles

I was just a boy of two
I was just a boy of two
With a golden heart and a button shoe

The devil had a hold of me
The devil had a hold of me
I turned my head and I could see
The devil had a hold of me

There’s something wrong with the butcher’s boy
There’s something wrong with the butcher’s boy
He trembled in his hand and voice

The devil had a hold of me
The devil had a hold of me
The others knew to let him be
But the devil had a hold of me

The tailpipe spit and the engine roared
The tailpipe spit and the engine roared
I’m waving out the Plymouth door

And the devil had a hold of me
The devil had a hold of me
I turned my head and I could see
The devil had a hold of me

I dreamt last night my time was done
I dreamt last night my time was done
My soul flew out to the holy one

But the devil had a hold of me
The devil had a hold of me
I snapped back down when he pulled my lead
The devil had a hold of me

There’re those that laugh and don’t believe
There’re those that laugh and don’t believe
’til you feel that touch upon your sleeve

The devil had a hold of me
The devil had a hold of me
I turned my head and I could see
The devil had a hold of me

I turned my head and I could see
The devil had a hold of me